Questions tagged [query-posts]

Set up The Loop with query parameters. This will override the current WordPress Loop and shouldn’t be used more than once. This must not be used within the WordPress Loop.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
435
votes
7answers
165k views

When should you use WP_Query vs query_posts() vs get_posts()?

It seems like half the tutorials in the Codex and around the blogosphere use query_posts() and half use WP_Query. What's the deal?
169
votes
5answers
174k views

When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts

I read @nacin's You don't know Query yesterday and was sent down a bit of a querying rabbit hole. Before yesterday, I was (wrongly) using query_posts() for all my querying needs. Now I'm a little bit ...
21
votes
1answer
5k views

Some doubts about how the main query and the custom query works in this custom theme?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I'm not so into PHP (I came from Java and C#) and have the following situation in this custom theme As you can see in the homepage I first show a ...
38
votes
8answers
130k views

Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
15
votes
1answer
5k views

Alternative to query_posts for main loop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to use WP_query(), query_posts() and pre_get_posts I just noticed today that the documentation for query_posts() mentions some "disadvantages" of using query_posts for ...
10
votes
3answers
13k views

Using WP_Query to Query Multiple Categories with Limited Posts Per Category?

I have 3 categories with each 15 posts, I want to do ONE query to the db bringing only 5 first posts for each category, how can I do it? $q = new WP_Query(array( 'post__in' => array(2,4,8), '...
18
votes
2answers
31k views

Get posts from sites in Multisite?

I'm trying to pull multiple sites posts. For example, I can pull out a single site posts by a category and total posts 10. But I'm trying to pull out both posts from two separate Multisite blogs 1 &...
16
votes
3answers
2k views

Why query_posts() isn't marked as deprecated?

There are two query_posts() functions technically speaking. One query_posts() is actually WP_Query::query_posts() and the other is in global space. Asking from sanity: If global query_posts() is ...
12
votes
3answers
59k views

How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Limit the post for differents custom post type in the same wp_query

I have three custom post type: books magazine videos Now i want to limit the number of post for custom post type, for example: books => 3 post magazine => 2 post videos => 1 post I used a query ...
2
votes
1answer
631 views

order post my meta value m/d/y format with year as included value

current order: 01/01/2013 12/07/2012 12/08/2012 . . . . 12/31/2012 ------------- 01/01/2013 should appear last My code: $paged = ( get_query_var('paged') ) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $today = ...
19
votes
5answers
67k views

query_post by title?

is it possible to create a loop of posts using WP_Query or query_posts using the title? ie $args = array('post_title'='LIKE '.$str.'% '); $res = WP_Query($arg); // the loop... // trying this now.....
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Help to condense/optimize some working code

WordPress by default shows ALL posts to users who are Authors. I wanted Authors to only be able to see their own posts so I came up with the following code which works well. Any suggestions to ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

WP Query where title begins with a specific letter

I want to search for posts with WP_Query() and select only posts that begin with a specific letter. I found a bunch of old posts with filters that were pre-4.4, but since 4.4 there is a title search ...
2
votes
5answers
52k views

Display content from a specific category

I'm trying to get my news page to display content from one category only (number 3) but I cant seem to get it to work. Instead of just displaying posts from category 3 it displays posts from all ...
6
votes
2answers
6k views

How To Modify The Loop in archives.php To Have 11 Posts Per Page and CSS Styling

I edited my loop in archives.php in order to work with pagination and with the Category Post List Widget. I basically pieced it all together from random code and ideas and am now so far from the ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

how to group custom post type posts by custom taxonomy terms

I would really appreciate if you could help me :) I'm very stuck and don't know how to proceed. I have a custom post type called event and 2 custom taxonomies registered for it: event_type with tag-...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

How do I create a random post that will last for a day

How do I create a random post but it shouldnt be change when the page is refreshed I want a random post that will last for a day and after 24 hours or a day, it will change randomly the post , ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to know which one is the main query?

I just did an action on the query using pre_get_posts and it didn't work. When I removed the $query->is_main_query() it did work. So, how do you know that what is the main query. I know there is ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Order by meta value, pro first, then free

query_posts($query_string . '&meta_value=pro&orderby=rand'); I get pro list with random, but I want pro as well as free, but with pro list first, then meta_value free list. I also set ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

How to exclude latest x posts from a paginated query?

I have a WordPress loop, that is part of an AJAX call. Every time a button is clicked, this function is called, runs the below loop and outputs the next 6 posts. There are already five posts shown by ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Having trouble generating pagination links on custom query

I'm using a custom query on a page after the initial loop to list some posts from a category I'm associating with that page. Im doing this: query_posts(array( 'category_name' => $name, ...
12
votes
5answers
115k views

how to query posts by category and tag?

I am trying to show a list of posts that are related to category X and tag Y. I've tried the following code: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 4, 'tag_id' => $tag_id, 'cat' => $...
23
votes
3answers
59k views

Nested meta_query with multiple relation keys

I am curious whether Wordpress is able to run nested meta_query, with each having different relation keys? As of Wordpress 3.0, tax_query is able to perform this function; I'm wondering whether this ...
25
votes
6answers
41k views

How do I exclude a custom taxonomy from the post loop

Is there a simple or easy way to exclude all posts from a custom taxonomy in the loop? I've been looking high and low, and neither SE, SO or Google seem to have a straight answer. I know it can be ...
7
votes
5answers
34k views

Return all custom meta data for one custom post type

I've set up a custom post type which has three custom meta fields: name, latitude, longitude. Each post already shows the name on an integrated map based on it's latitude and longitude. I now would ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Custom Post Type “Event”: chronological list of recurring events

i'm looking for a good and easy way to have a custom post type "event" that can have multiple dates. (I have tested about 20 plugins). I think i have no problem building a metabox allowing the user to ...
14
votes
6answers
33k views

Wp get all the sub pages of the parent using wp query

Here is my code $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query(array('post_type' => 'page','post_parent'=>$parid,'orderby'=>'title','order'=>'ASC' )); It displays ...
8
votes
2answers
18k views

Filtering posts by post meta data

I want to filter posts in such a way that only posts, for which get_post_meta($post->ID, "project_cat", true) (it returns a post ID) is equal to my specified value, are shown. Any way to do this? I ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Using Query Posts With Multiple Post Types And A Taxonomy

I am developing a site that has two different custom post types; one of them is called Articles and one is called Sketchpad. Sketchpad is user submitted content that is assigned a custom taxonomy term ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

query_posts() in function makes global $wp_query out of sync?

This has me stumped for a while already. Either I am missing something very obvious or something very not obvious. I am also not entirely sure if this has something to do with WP or purely PHP ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Get posts by meta data OR title

I have a working query that calls all my posts that have a certain meta value for one of two meta keys: $term = filter_var( $_GET['term'] ); $query = get_posts( [ 'post_type' => 'some_cpt_name'...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How to make draft posts or posts in review accessible via full url / slug?

I am running a website with WordPress 4.2 and have changed the way draft posts or posts in review status are displayed to non logged in users (these posts are, too, visible to anyone who visits the ...
2
votes
5answers
10k views

Order posts by custom field and if custom field is empty return remaining posts

I have an archive page ordered by a numeric value in a custom field. This returns the ordered posts correctly, but does not display posts that don't have a custom field. $paged = (get_query_var('...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Add field to posts (checkbox) that only one post can have

I am trying to add a field to Wordpress posts (not pages) which would simply include a label and a checkbox. Something like: Make this the sticky post? If check, the key should be set to TRUE or ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How to create an attachments archive with working pagination?

This might sound like query_posts with pagination problem number 2103024 but I think this one might be special. My WordPress site is basically a huge database of car images. Each image should have ...
5
votes
2answers
22k views

Using OR conditions in meta_query for query_posts argument

I have searched high and low for this but I cant seem to locate anything. I am trying to filter some results and when I make an args array like this and pass it to query_posts I noticed that the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

order by meta_value serialized array

Hi I'm trying to pull posts using the wp query. Just one problem--I am trying to sort the posts alphabetically by a certain meta_value. Thing is that this meta_value is a serialized array. Is there an ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I create my own nested meta_query using posts_where / posts_join?

Some of my posts (not all) have a price as a meta key/value. Today I use the pre_get_posts action so that my users can search for prices that are between a certain value. This is the code that I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Multiple posts with one loop iteration

I want 3 post with one loop iteration, so I'm using the_post() to achieve this: (html removed) <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); the_title(); the_post(); the_title(); ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Wordpress Posts Out Of Order after 3.1 Update

The first posts I wrote are now showing on the homepage. After Googling, the problem is because I am using query_posts to exclude a certain category on the main loop. <?php query_posts($...
0
votes
1answer
274 views

Passing a varible from jQuery to PHP

I have a a bunch of li's that are a blog but i want to show them enlarged in a colorbox. Therefore I need to know which li I clicked so I can get that ID and use that in my query to get all the date ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

How to order posts by modified date without using 'query_posts'?

I have an example basic wordpress theme template here for you. First, please take a quick look at it to get an idea. <?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div id="...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Showing posts by collection of specific terms and texonomy

i have a custom post type name 'business' and taxonomy 'business-category'. now i want to show posts for some specific terms suppost, term1, term2, term3 etc. The following code is working for me but ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Using dynamic conditions in 'posts_where' filter

I have the following code which gives be posts that are published in the last 100 days function smbd_cats_by_days ($where = '') { $where .= " AND post_date < '" . date('y-m-d', strtotime("-...
37
votes
5answers
141k views

How do I query a custom post type with a custom taxonomy?

For some reason I'm finding it a struggle to grab any posts using a custom taxonomy... can anyone unravel my stupidity? $args = array( 'post_type' => 'adverts', 'advert_tag' => '...
34
votes
4answers
58k views

what is the correct way to compare dates in a WP query_posts meta_query

I have a query_posts call in a WP template. Through the use of the More Fields Plugin I can give the site admin the ability to create an event (custom post type) and then enter a date which is ...
50
votes
5answers
135k views

How to Get All Posts with any post status?

I am creating a front end dashboard where I need to show all the posts by the current user. So, I need to show posts in all states, mainly published, trashed and the pending. I am now using a simple ...
38
votes
4answers
53k views

Get post ids from WP_Query?

Is there a way I can retrieve an array of post ids queried from the following: $latest = new WP_Query( array ( 'orderby' => 'rand', 'posts_per_page' => 3 )); if ( $...
21
votes
3answers
19k views

What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of the more ...